[PIC] Turkish Commandos eating rations in Northern Syria+More!

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[PIC] Turkish Commandos eating rations in Northern Syria+More!

Post by FREMONT » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:37 am

Long time no see ration enthusiast! I found a pic just now of regular Turkish Commandos (possibly marines :?: ) eating rations in Northern Syria. From my understanding, Turkish rations seem to be less common than other NATO rations despite Turkey having the second largest military in NATO. It's interesting to see what the components of these rations are, even thought we don't have an up close view of them.
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Commando "Selfie"
My guess is that the metallic bags contain the main entrées and what I presume to be naan, a common bread in the Middle East. Multiple cans of food are also present in the photo. Also present in the picture are tubes of some sort and another pouch with a utensil in it.

For those who are wondering why Turkey is in Syria:

For a short run down of this: Since the late 1970s, Turkey has fought against the PKK (Left wing Kurdish militants most common found Eastern Turkey) and In 2011 the Syrian Civil War took off. Turkey along with other Middle Eastern Countries back the rebels in the war against Assad. ISIS Later came to power in Iraq and then pushed themselves into Syria, gaining much land along the Turkish boarder but ISIS wasn't the only group along Turkey's South-Eastern boarder. The Kurdish led YPG, along with other groups gained much land along Turkey's boarder with the help of the United States and other anti-ISIS coalition, except Turkey! Turkey views the YPG as the same as the PKK: as a terrorist group! (They both have similar political views) and any attacks against ISIS gives more ground to the YPG. Turkey then decides to help the rebels invade ISIS held territory using armor, artillery and airstrikes to remove ISIS and cut the YPG off from their Efrin canton west of the the dominant YPG position.

It gets much more complicated than that, I recommend looking up on the Syrian Civil War, along with "Euphrates Shield" and the Turkish/PKK Conflict.

Cheers!

EDIT: Upon further research, a Turkish user on Flickr posted pictures of the rations in this photo along with the ingredients!
Just hover over the contents and it should give the names . Another plus is that there is standard Turkish Military MREs too!

Ration here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeniceri/6079537880
Flickr album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeniceri/

Thanks yeniceri!

Another EDIT; Found the company that produces these rations, No word if they sell them out of Turkey :|

Unifo company website: http://www.unifo.com.tr/en
Good luck and may your rations stay unspoiled!

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Re: [PIC] Turkish Commandos eating rations in Northern Syria+More!

Post by Asger » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:03 pm

This is company that makes them http://www.unifo.com.tr/en that is part of http://uyargroup.com/ some kind of corporation.

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Catering Package Heater, Caterers used to heat the package and heat-resistant package only needs water for it. Ready-meal package and all kinds of hot drinks to heat / cook is used for the purpose. It is light, it provides easy transportation helps ease the personal burden. Chemical water in much lower amounts would be sufficient to activate. with 150 m of water required for 60 g it is sufficient to activate. Odorless. It has high heat efficiency. Caterers Heating Kit different weight options (25 g, 35g is, the 45g, 60g.) High Performance Easy to use in a short time. Light. Flameless heater use, flames originating avoid possible dangers, especially for the amount of water required will not be noticed by the enemy military operations in reaction to the lack flames are 100 - 150 ml d. The average reaction time is about 1.5 minutes to start. The contents of the package ready to eat, ready-to-eat 10-15 minutes. Ready meal packaging is used for heating. The illustrations above the use package details are as explained in detail. For easy opening of the package, a top edge of the kerf. optionally provided with water heating bag, after heating ready meals, tea in the remaining boiling water / coffee water is available for heating.
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Morning, afternoon, evening menus, durable bread, Beverages and beverage preparation bag, ssnacks, Energy and nutritional supplements, Flameless food and water heater, Water purification tablets, Accessory package (forks, spoons, knives, salt, spices, sugar, tea, coffee, toothpicks, wet wipes, napkins, gum etc.).

You can see some menues on this webshop but I think they are old packaging meals: http://www.bahriyeli.com.tr/kamp-malzem ... -yemekler/
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Re: [PIC] Turkish Commandos eating rations in Northern Syria+More!

Post by parafireboy » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:58 pm

Very interesting, thanks for sharing! :)

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Post by FREMONT » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:34 pm

Asger wrote:This is company that makes them http://www.unifo.com.tr/en that is part of http://uyargroup.com/ some kind of corporation.

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Catering Package Heater, Caterers used to heat the package and heat-resistant package only needs water for it. Ready-meal package and all kinds of hot drinks to heat / cook is used for the purpose. It is light, it provides easy transportation helps ease the personal burden. Chemical water in much lower amounts would be sufficient to activate. with 150 m of water required for 60 g it is sufficient to activate. Odorless. It has high heat efficiency. Caterers Heating Kit different weight options (25 g, 35g is, the 45g, 60g.) High Performance Easy to use in a short time. Light. Flameless heater use, flames originating avoid possible dangers, especially for the amount of water required will not be noticed by the enemy military operations in reaction to the lack flames are 100 - 150 ml d. The average reaction time is about 1.5 minutes to start. The contents of the package ready to eat, ready-to-eat 10-15 minutes. Ready meal packaging is used for heating. The illustrations above the use package details are as explained in detail. For easy opening of the package, a top edge of the kerf. optionally provided with water heating bag, after heating ready meals, tea in the remaining boiling water / coffee water is available for heating.
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Morning, afternoon, evening menus, durable bread, Beverages and beverage preparation bag, ssnacks, Energy and nutritional supplements, Flameless food and water heater, Water purification tablets, Accessory package (forks, spoons, knives, salt, spices, sugar, tea, coffee, toothpicks, wet wipes, napkins, gum etc.).

You can see some menues on this webshop but I think they are old packaging meals: http://www.bahriyeli.com.tr/kamp-malzem ... -yemekler/
Thanks for the info! I wonder if it's possible to ship the camping/military rations to the US. I'd love to try one of their meals.

Now that I think of it, I wonder if Iran produces rations for it's military? I only know of Turkey and Isreal producing their own rations in the middle east and many countries located there don't look like they give rations to their troops.
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Post by Asger » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:59 pm

They don't want to send to EU because "you are in Europian community and EU do not accept Turkish Beef Meat and Chicken products.". This is from email I've recieved on May 2nd.

Also check this out if you didn't already viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6486
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Re: [PIC] Turkish Commandos eating rations in Northern Syria+More!

Post by laughing_man » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:13 am

FREMONT wrote:I only know of Turkey and Isreal producing their own rations in the middle east and many countries located there don't look like they give rations to their troops.
The following is the review of the United Arab Emirates ration.
http://otakei.otakuma.net/archives/2013070408.html

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Post by rabidwolf » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:35 am

Great find gentlemen, I have a thread on here. That I would like to place a link to this one in. With the original posters permission.

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Re: [PIC] Turkish Commandos eating rations in Northern Syria+More!

Post by FREMONT » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:20 pm

Asger wrote:They don't want to send to EU because "you are in Europian community and EU do not accept Turkish Beef Meat and Chicken products.". This is from email I've recieved on May 2nd.

Also check this out if you didn't already viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6486
Huh, that's an interesting response. Good thing the US isn't in the EU :wink:

And Yep, I did already check out that partial MRE review.
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Re: [PIC] Turkish Commandos eating rations in Northern Syria+More!

Post by FREMONT » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:24 pm

laughing_man wrote:
FREMONT wrote:I only know of Turkey and Isreal producing their own rations in the middle east and many countries located there don't look like they give rations to their troops.
The following is the review of the United Arab Emirates ration.
http://otakei.otakuma.net/archives/2013070408.html
Great find! :)
Good luck and may your rations stay unspoiled!

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